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On the 19th of January 2017, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the European Pillar of Social Rights. One section of this resolution explicitly refers to homelessness, calling on EU Member States to "prevent and reduce homelessness with a view to its gradual elimination" as well as calling "for all forms of criminalisation of poverty, such as measures unfairly sanctioning homelessness or other forms of material deprivation, to be abolished", in addition to this, it promotes the right to adequate housing and social housing. It is promising to see the inclusion of homelessness reduction, housing rights and denunciation of the criminalisation of homelessness included in this resolution. FEANTSA sincerely hopes that these aims can be successfully implemented, and offers its expertise to help make these goals a reality. To see the resolution in full, click here.